Basic data of broker
Recommended for Traders interested in algorithmic stock trading
Recommended for Traders interested in social trading (i.e. copying other investors’ trades) and zero-commission stock trading
Best broker for beginners
Free stock and ETF trading, low non-trading fees
Low trading fees, high non-trading fees, free stock and ETF trading
Stock and ETF fees
Deposit and withdrawal
Social security number, other proof of residence
Proof of identity: passport / personal ID Proof of residency: utility bill
Markets and products
Disclaimer: 81.2% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
$500,000 (securities up to $500,000, cash up to $250,000)
£85,000 for UK residents, €20,000 for non-UK residents
UK, Cyprus, Australia
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Alpaca Trading's service is on par with eToro's and a comparison of their fees shows that Alpaca Trading's fees are slightly lower than eToro's.
Account opening takes about the same effort at Alpaca Trading compared to eToro, deposit and withdrawal processes are more complicated at Alpaca Trading, while customer service quality is similar to eToro's.
Our experts rated the trading platform of Alpaca Trading as somewhat worse than the platform of eToro, found that clients have access to less markets and products with Alpaca Trading, while eToro provides less useful research and education.